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Farmers pay tribute to farm leader, Peter Kenny

11 October 2011

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has paid tribute to former AgForce President and NFF Board Director, Peter Kenny, who passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

NFF President Jock Laurie said Mr Kenny was a true farm leader with a long involvement in, and passion for, Australian agriculture.

“After a long and successful career in managing livestock and horticultural properties, Peter dedicated 12 years of his life to delivering outcomes in the best interests of farmers,” Mr Laurie said.

“Queensland born and bred, Peter served with AgForce from his election to the State and Executive Council in 1999. He became the AgForce cattle president in 2001 and was elected AgForce President in 2004 – a position he held until 2008.

“Peter also served on the Board of the NFF from 2006-2009 and was an integral part of the National Farmers’ team during this time. As a former school teacher, Peter brought patience and a real ability to deal with people into his agri-political career, and he will long be remembered for his vision and dedication to agriculture.

“On behalf of the NFF and our members, we offer our sincere condolences to the Kenny family, Peter’s wife Hilary, children Liam, James, Sarah and Damien and his 11 grandchildren, at this sad time,” Mr Laurie said.

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